Book Review: “The Daughters of Palatine Hill” by Phyllis T. Smith

If you're looking for a read about how a republic and its senate submitted grudgingly but totally to a tyrannical leader who promised to repair all problems by pushing nationalist ideals and harsh foreign policy, you should be reading about Ancient Rome. Phyllis T. Smith's The Daughters of Palatine Hill (2016) spans about 30-40 years … Continue reading Book Review: “The Daughters of Palatine Hill” by Phyllis T. Smith

Are Fantasy Novels Worth our Time? (Guest Post by Elizabeth Koetsier)

I grew up in a very conservative household where God is the center of everything, and not a day goes by where I don’t feel some thankfulness for it’s privileges. I am a woman steeped in learning to make God my everything. I fail, again and again, and these past weeks have been a reminder … Continue reading Are Fantasy Novels Worth our Time? (Guest Post by Elizabeth Koetsier)

“One Asian, under God, in the vestibule”: Empathy from a Young American

Over the last eighteen months I haven’t said anything overtly political on social media or reacted to political rants. I have liked an Op-Ed here and there and shared a Bernie Sanders Dank Meme, but that was the extent. I am naturally optimistic. I spent the last eighteen months convinced that there would be a … Continue reading “One Asian, under God, in the vestibule”: Empathy from a Young American